Our vision is to promote connected, informed and enabled communities in the Pacific region.
The Pacific Cooperation Foundation is a non-governmental organisation which develops and implements public/private sector economic development and socio-cultural initiatives in the Pacific region. We Connect, We Inform, We Enable.
Core principles that shape our engagement:
Pacific Cooperation Foundation's Patron is Her Excellency the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy.Read More
Fiso John Fiso was appointed Chair of the PCF Board in July 2020. He is a respected education professional with a strong set of skills and knowledge in facets of effective teaching, public speaking and educational leadership.
He has extensive governance and executive management experience in education, health and economic development sectors. John's extensive experience includes board membership of Ako Aotearoa, Volleyball NZ, Chairman of ITENZ - the Independent Tertiary Education providers of NZ, board positions with the Pacific Business Trust, CEO of New Zealand Institute of Sport, Chairman of Fiso Investment Group and Chairman of the NZ College of Massage.
Mr. Fiso is an alumni of Otago and Victoria Universities and brings significant experience to PCF.
Christine Nurminen is the International Portfolio Manager, Pacific Region for Oxfam New Zealand joining the PCF Board in September 2020
David Vaeafe is a Consultant for Media, Communications and Tourism and is the former Chair of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO).
Felicity Bollen is the Director of New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Pacific Connections
Josiah Tualamali’I is the Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation Council Trustee and Youth & Wellbeing Consultant
Katerina Teaiwa is the Deputy Director HDR, School of Culture History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University
Leaupepe Ta’ala Ralph Elika is the Director of Elika Consulting Group
Rachel Petero is the Founder and Chief Executive of RISE 2025.
Dr. Steven Ratuva is the Director of the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand joining the PCF Board in September 2020
Dr. Vili Fuavao is a Consultant for Sustainable Development and the former Deputy Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations